Welcome Filmmakers!

Welcome to Rochester Movie Makers (RMM). Register for our newsletter to get the latest news and network with other exchange filmmakers in the Rochester area. Rochester Movie Makers general meetings and writers workshop meetings are open to the general public and you are welcome to attend.

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The best way to get volunteers is to know what you’re doing! What’s your project about? What positions are you looking to fill? When will you be shooting? Fill out the Project Announcement form and bring it to a meeting make money to help spread the word. Or email it to info AT rochestermoviemakers DOT org

Rochester Movie Makers general meetings

We meet on the FOURTH THURSDAY (Note: New Day!) of each month atRCTV, 21 Gorham Street, Rochester, NY 14605. Meetings begin at 6:00 pm(Note: New Time!).  Please arrive promptly, as the front desk person is only on duty till 7pm.

Click here for map and photos (PDF).

RMM Writers Workshop
We hold writers meetings alternate Wednesdays at Carlson Cowork, 60 Carlson Road, 14610. Visit our Facebook group or calendar for the latest info.

Rochester Movie Makers presents The 72 Hour Mind 2 Movie Challenge

The Mind 2 Movie Challenge will return!

Many have been asking about this year’s 72 Hour Mind 2 Movie Challenge. We’re pushing the currency competition back a few months so we won’t be battling winter weather.

Dares for 2016 will be May 19-22.

Keep an eye on this space for more information and registration links, coming soon.

Script-a-palooza 2016 winners

Rochester Movie Makers Script-A-Palooza

Congrats to the winners of the 2016 Script-a-palooza!

Thanks again to all the writers for sharing their scripts with us.


1st place
Shawn M. Essler
“The Super Cool Science Crew”

2nd place
Ken Rhodes
“Polly Sees Everything”

3rd place (tie)
Rhonda Parker “Gone But Not Forgotten”
Hank Shaw “Stand Back. I’ve Got a Dirty Bomb, and It’s Ready to Go Off!”

The RMM Script-a-palooza is held each spring. Find out more about the event by clicking here.

February Panel and Meeting: Production Part I

Prepare for production bootcamp everyone! This month is the first of our “On Set” series and we’re starting with the most essential: Settiquite and Production Workflow. We’ve gathered three local professionals from the most demanding departments to help whip you into shoot-shape:

  • Clay O’Dell – Camera and DIT
  • Jason Torres – Production Manager and AD
  • Sandra Hughey – Script Supervisor


Last month was a huge success and this month should follow suit, including more after meeting mingling at the Brew House.

Thursday, February 25 at 6 PM – 8 PM

RCTV, Rochester’s Community Media Center
21 Gorham St, Rochester, New York 14605

Visit the FB event page here: